Author: April Thomas
Year: 2022
Artform: Theatre
Subjects: Science
Grade: 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade
Duration: 1 Session

Learn about different habitats while playing theater games.

Standards & Objectives

Fine Art Standards
Integrated Standards


I can play theater games to show expressive movements.


I can describe the characteristics of a particular habitat.

Teaching and Timeline



Making a Thunderstorm:

Using your body we are going to create sounds that sound like a thunderstorm.

  • Start by rubbing your hands together quickly. Do this for a few seconds.
  • Now start snapping your fingers, if you can’t snap your fingers yet, make some clicking sounds with your tongue.
  • Now pat the tops of your legs with your hands, you can start slow and then get faster and faster.
  • Now try stomping you feet really loud to sound like thunder. Do this for a few seconds.
  • Now lets go backwards. Go back to patting your legs, now snapping your fingers, now rubbing your hands together. Then slowly stop.
  • Did it sound like you were in a summer thunderstorm?

Work Period

Desert Habitats:

Snake in the Sand: (Frog in the Pond)


Habitat Soundscape:

Desert Soundscape:


Animal Life:

Rattle Snake:


Desert Tableau:


Desert Animals:

  • Habitat
  • Organisms
  • Living
  • Non-Living

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